Shun Hachisuka

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Module 7 - Study Your Options
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Related to 120C/220C Students - Spring 2022 (1) (Related to Design Journal Entries | Winter 2022 (Linked Student))

Figure 1 Result of generative design
Figure 1 Result of generative design

Step 1 - Generative Design Framework

A very brief description of the design decisions from Step 1 following the Generative Design Framework.

  • Construction Planning
    • Construction Time vs. Construction Cost vs. Product Quality
    • Fabrication Cost vs. Assembly Time
  • Structural Design
    • Member Weight vs. Deformation or Drift
    • Bay Size vs. Materials Cost
  • Architectural Design
    • Materials Cost vs. Appearance Quality
    • View Quality vs. Shading
  • Sustainability
    • Capital Cost vs. Operating Cost
    • Material Cost vs. Carbon Footprint
  • Construction Planning
    • Design Variables
      • Labor cost
      • The number of crew
      • Total floor
    • Evaluators
      • Construction Time
      • Construction Cost
    • Most Important Tradeoffs to Consider
      • Construction Time vs Construction Cost
  • Structural Design
    • Design Variables
      • Grid and span
      • Material weight
      • Material cost
    • Evaluators
      • Total cost of structure
      • Total weight of material
    • Most Important Tradeoffs to Consider
      • Grid span vs Total cost
  • Sustainability
    • Design Variables
      • Facade area
      • Top floor area
      • Equipment cost
    • Evaluators
      • Carbon Footprint
      • Solar energy
      • Total cost
    • Most Important Tradeoffs to Consider
      • Carbon Footprint vs Top floor area

Step 2 - Generative Design Study

  • Construction total cost per SF = total cost / total floor area
  • Construction cost = Construction time * Labor cost * The number of labors
  • Construction time = floor area or facade area / ( the number of labors * working speed per day)
  • Labor cost at height = Labor cost at bottom + (X * Labor cost at bottom / number of stories) * floor level

Step 3 - Generative Design Study Results

Figure 2 Generative design study result
Figure 2 Generative design study result
  • The X-Axis and Y-Axis represent total cost and total cost / SF respectively. The size of the dots illustrates the construction time and the color shows the tower’s story height. The dots close to X-Axis indicate more efficient buildings to construct, whereas the total cost increase as the dots go toward the right side. In other words, the building will be wider as the dots go towards the right.
  • For 4 units, create a Study Graph with:
    1. Four design variables

    2. I created radius, rotation, number sides, and story height of the tower as variables.
    3. Figure 3 Variables of building
      Figure 3 Variables of building
      Figure 4 Variables of tower geometry
      Figure 4 Variables of tower geometry
    4. Additionally, I created labor costs and working rate variables.
    5. Figure 5 Variables of interior labor
      Figure 5 Variables of interior labor
Figure 6 Variables of exterior labor
Figure 6 Variables of exterior labor

Figure 7 Variables inputs
Figure 7 Variables inputs

Figure 8 Variables inputs result
Figure 8 Variables inputs result